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Urban Power's Synchronous Belt Solution

Urban Power's Synchronous Belt Solution

Urban Power USA of Easthampton, Massachusetts, doesn’t build the kind of wind turbine that comes immediately to mind. These wind turbines don’t rise hundreds of feet in the air, nor will you find them clustered on wind farms. But you might see one...

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Drilling Contractor Decreases Hose Costs

Drilling Contractor Decreases Hose Costs

One of the largest land-based drilling contractors in North America kept experiencing shutdowns on their drilling rigs due to random rotary drilling hose failures. The shutdowns were compounded by long lead times to replace the hoses. Rotary drilling...

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Gates Distributor Saves $10k

Gates Distributor Saves $10k

Gulf Controls Company (GCC) is a Gates factory-authorized distributor based in Tampa, Florida. GCC had been pursuing the hydraulic hose business of a large OEM for years. Finally they secured a small portion of the business. This OEM customer has stringent...

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Skid Loader Seeks Zero Leaks

Skid Loader Seeks Zero Leaks

A skid loader manufacturer had been experiencing some leaking issues in the hydraulic lines on their equipment. They formed a “zero-leak” team to track down and eliminate the causes of leakage. The Gates sales representative was called in to conduct...

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Stellar Industries Custom Solution

Stellar Industries Custom Solution

Stellar Industries, located in Garner, Iowa, makes a variety of hydraulic truck mounted equipment. Since 1993, Stellar Industries has been manufacturing custom-built tire service trucks used by commercial, agricultural and OTR (Off-the-Road) tire dealers. The...

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Door Manufacturer Saves Big-Time

Door Manufacturer Saves Big-Time

A leading manufacturer of residential, exterior fiberglass doors was having trouble with their dual “lock and hinge” machines. These completely automated machines make precision mortise cuts for the hinges on both sides of their fiberglass-faced doors....

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Boom Lift Equipment Reduces Leaks

Boom Lift Equipment Reduces Leaks

A boom lift (also called a man-lift) uses hydraulic power to elevate a worker into the air on a caged platform. One manufacturer’s model had a working height of more than 40 feet and a horizontal reach exceeding 22 feet, so the hydraulic hose assemblies...

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Bottling Conveyor Boom Case Study

Bottling Conveyor Boom Case Study

A bottle conveyor at a brewery was struggling with constant downtime due to recurrent maintenance on an unreliable roller chain drive, specifically a #80 roller chain drive. The DriveR operated off a 3 hp motor at 1725 RPM. The chain was always wet from beer...

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Surface Mining Success Case Study

Surface Mining Success Case Study

This particular surface mine was becoming increasingly frustrated with its supplier’s lack of proper replacement inventory. The supplier in question did not stock the proper thread-end terminations to maintain the mine’s equipment, causing excessive...

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Triumph Motorcycle Victory

Triumph Motorcycle Victory

Triumph motorcycles are known the world over for classy design and creative engineering. Those qualities extend to its Thunderbird and its impressive belt drive system. Based in Hinckley, England, Triumph Motorcycles has a long history of engineering...

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